The death and resurrection of Jesus changed the foundation of relationship with Father God. He, through Jesus, made Himself vulnerable and opened Himself up to us at a deep level. He fulfilled and abolished the law and it’s testimony against us and brought us near who were once cut off. No more do we approach Him out of the fear of punishment. We approach Father as dearly loved children.
The fear of punishment cannot perfect you and bring you into the soaring life God has ordained for you. The life of a child of God is to be a life of love. It’s when you are secure in God’s love, secure in His provision, secure in His protection that you can take risk and even fail on your way to greatness. Don’t let your relationship with Daddy be legalistic, out of fear or judgement. Bask in His promises and walk in the new life He has granted you.
I John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.